If your operating system is not safeguarded reliably, the malicious GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware could slither in and attack your personal files before you can put two and two together. The infection might have been around for some time now, but our research team has stumbled upon it only recently, and we are rushing to introduce you to it. When it comes to any kind of malware, of course, knowledge and caution are the most important. If you know what to do to protect yourself against it, and if you are cautious, you should be able to evade all threats. If you want to learn how to keep threats away, you should definitely continue reading. Of course, we primarily focus on the removal of the ransomware. If you believe you know everything there is to know about deleting GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware, use the guide below. If you want to learn more before you can proceed, keep reading.
According to our malware researchers, GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware is very similar to the malicious Rapid Ransomware. An article discussing this threat and its removal already exists on our website. So, were these two infections created by the same person/party? That is unknown, but it is possible that the creators are different and are simply using the same malicious code. Unfortunately, at this point, it is impossible to say how exactly the malicious threat could invade your operating system. Some evidence points to spam emails, in which case, attachments are being used to execute the threat silently. Of course, we cannot dismiss the possibility that GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware could be downloaded by other active threats, be dropped using remote access to the system, or be spread via an inconspicuous bundled downloader. Obviously, regardless of how the threat is spread, you need to remove it as soon as possible. It is ideal if you can delete the infection before it encrypts your files. Unfortunately, most victims of the threat realize that it exists only after the encryption.
Once files are encrypted by GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware, the “.garrantydecrypt” extension is added to their original names. Of course, you are unlikely to realize what has happened just from that. The threat was not created just to encrypt your personal photos and documents. It was created to help cyber criminals blackmail you. That is done using a file called “#RECOVERY_FILES#.txt.” It is created in every affected folder, and the message inside instructs to email a unique ID code to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address, without a doubt, belongs to cyber attackers. If you email them, they will demand you to pay a ransom for a decryptor, decryption key, or some software that, supposedly, can restore your files. Can you trust cyber criminals? Of course, you cannot. If you end up paying the ransom, you are unlikely to achieve anything. So, how can you restore your files? Software cannot help you. However, you can rely on backups. The internal system backup is destroyed by GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware by deleting shadow volume copies, but if you have copies stored on a cloud or external drives, you should be fine.
You must remove GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware; there is no question about that. However, you might feel stuck if your important files were encrypted, and you have no way of recovering them. If you choose to communicate with cyber criminals and then pay the ransom, you need to understand that you are unlikely to achieve anything. Your money will be lost, but your files will not be restored. Without a doubt, you need to delete GarrantyDecrypt Ransomware even if you are able to restore your files. The instructions you can find in the guide below might help you, but if you are unable to locate the launcher, you should, instead, install an automated anti-malware program. It will quickly find and remove malicious components, and it will also help keep your operating system protected. As for protection in the future, if you keep yourself informed about new threats, protect the system using reliable security software, back up your files, and act cautiously, you should be able to evade ransomware and all other kinds of malware.